Munster A crash out of B&I Cup

Munster A crash out of B&I Cup

MUNSTER ‘A’ crashed out of the British and Irish Cup after suffering a disappointing 21-11 defeat to London Scottish at CBC’s grounds in Lansdowne, Cork on Saturday.

Munster’s third defeat in their six Pool fixtures saw the province finish in third place in the table, a significant 10 points behind pool winners Yorkshire Carnegie.

Mick O’Driscoll’s Munster A side trailed 3-5 at the break with the home side’s points coming from a Johnny Holland penalty goal. 

Holland had kicked the home side into a fifth minute lead, but they failed to add to their tally in the opening period.

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Scottish pulled further clear with two penalty goals from their full-back Peter Lydon. The visitors all but made the game safe on 70 minutes when centre Jason Harries touched down with Lydon’s conversion making it 18-6.

Munster ‘A’ hit back soon after and centre Cian Bohane grabbed a well taken try in the 71st minute to leave 10 points between the teams at full-time of the Pool 3 clash. 

MUNSTER: David Johnston; Stephen Fitzgerald (Steven McMahon 74), Dan Goggin (Ned Hodson 74), Cian Bohane, Darren Sweetnam; Johnny Holland, Ryan Foley (John Poland 48); Liam O'Connor, Kevin O'Byrne (Ed Rossiter 78), Peter McCabe (Brian Scott 69); Lee Nicholas, Sean McCarthy; Jordan Coghlan (Ollie Lyons 78), Sean Doyle (Conor Oliver 43), Shane Buckley (Capt)